The inter-agency aid operation will bring food, sanitation and hygiene supplies, nutrition and health assistance to Rukban. Some 10,000 children will be vaccinated against Measles, Polio and other deadly diseases.
Since 1 April, the number of displaced people tops 190,000, nearly 20,000 fled last month alone. Humanitarian situation has been significantly deteriorating inside the city, protection for trapped civilians remains of high concern.
The Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA), conducted in April 2016 in 18 provinces across the country, concluded that about 4.6 million people are food insecure, of which half million require urgent assistance.